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Directing class to debut one-acts this weekend

By Chloe Wray wraychlo@grinnell.edu After a semester of learning theory and technique, the nine students that comprise Craig Quintero’s 200-level theatre and dance class, “Directing,” will apply what they have learned in individually-directed one acts. The nine acts range from a story of a woman emerging from a 29-year-long catatonic state and interacting with her…

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Grinnell Artists: Jasper Cole-Kink ’19

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu Walking into Art House on Wednesday night, one could already smell the makings of beet burgers with pretzel rolls and homemade fries. Drummer, visual artist and culinary artist Jasper Cole-Kink ’19 was making dinner. As a busy Grinnellian, they scheduled their semester around dinnertime, which is at approximately 6 p.m. each…

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Dance Ensemble opens “wd u harbor me”

By Mayo Sueta suetamay@grinnell.edu For their biannual performance, Dance Ensemble will be performing a piece called “wd u harbor me” this weekend. This semester, they have decided to use the set that was originally created for Craig Quintero’s “The First Time I Walked on the Moon” as their performance space. The dancers interact with projections…

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ACSU holds Head-wrap event

By Seth Taylor taylorse@grinnell.edu Grinnell hosts a wide array of multicultural groups on campus, representing people and practices from every corner of the world. One such group is the African Caribbean Student Union (ACSU), and on Wednesday, ACSU hosted the Head-wrap Wrap. The Head-wrap Wrap was an event designed to educate those in attendance about…

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Writers @ Grinnell: Lynn Powell

Lynn Powell, a renowned poet, professor of creative writing at Oberlin College and recipient of the 2017 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry for her book “Season of Second Thought” led Writers @ Grinnell round table this Thursday. The S&B’s Amanda Weber sat down with Powell to discuss religion in poetry and delving into nonfiction writing….

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Fall 2017 Biannual Drag Show

By Emma Friedlander friedlan@grinnell.edu Queer People of Color (QPOC) held their biannual Drag Show last Saturday, Nov. 11, complete with gender subversion, talented performers and Pussycat Dolls songs. One of the most beloved Grinnell traditions, Drag Show features gender-subverting performances in front of students and staff, while raising money for charity. This year, proceeds will…

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Young, Gifted, and Black Gospel Choir celebrates 45th anniversary

By Saiham Sharif sharifsa@grinnell.edu As a part of the Alumni Multicultural Reunion weekend, the Young, Gifted and Black Gospel Choir (YGB) celebrated their 45th anniversary with a concert in Sebring-Lewis Hall. Although some posters branded the event as YGB’s 50th anniversary, the concert was actually the group’s 45th anniversary. Founded in 1967, the group did…

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Rashmi Varma discusses capitalism and cultrue

By Saiham Sharif sharifsa@grinnell.edu Last Tuesday Nov. 7, Rashmi Varma, an associate professor of English at the University of Warwick in England, delivered a Faulconer Gallery talk on how the art of indigenous communities can land in private collections. This topic provided a lens into postcolonialism, aesthetic challenges and culture. Her presentation is a part…